Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The American Legion Riders Chapter 12, will be hosting the “Forgotten Veteran Memorial Bike Run” at 10 a.m. this Saturday at the Bataan Post in Deming. This bike run will raise needed funds for local veterans and is one of three major fundraisers hosted by the group each year. There are an estimated 800 veterans in Deming and Luna County, and a suspected 150 to 175 individuals who are without services or benefits.
To celebrate diversity and multiculturalism at WNMU, 8 new flags representing different countries were added to the already 36 hanging in the Miller Library. The new flags are for Japan, Thailand, South Korea, the Czech Republic, American Samoa, Western Samoa, Taiwan and Barbados. Several WNMU football players from American Samoa were also on hand to witness the event.
The 2017 Grant County Fair is underway at the Cliff Fairgrounds from Wednesday through Sunday. In addition to livestock exhibits, competitions and rodeos, there will be musical entertainment, dances on the slab, and a carnival complete with rides and food. The 2nd Annual Baking Contest will take place during the fair on Saturday from 11:00 to noon, followed by the junior livestock sale. For additional information and schedules, go to grantcountyfairnm.com.
In honor of National Public Lands Day, fees will be waived at the Catwalk Recreation Area on Saturday, September 30th, according to the Forest Service and the Gila National Forest Glenwood Ranger District. This special day is the nation’s largest, single day volunteer effort in support of public lands.
The New Mexico Department of Health Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics has announced a new, lower-cost option for New Mexicans to order birth and death certificates online or over the phone using a debit or credit card. The new service is available through an authorized third-party vendor called VitalChek. This change will save taxpayer dollars and streamline records services across the state, which will be a particular benefit for rural New Mexicans.
The Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the New Mexico Hospitality Association to bring a Tourism Economic Summit to Silver City on Monday, September 25th at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and & Conference Center from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. There will be 5 local panelists to discuss various related topics and answer questions. This event is free and registration is suggested. Call 575-538-3785 or visit silvercity.org.